Captain Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine are one of Kolkata’s main arms. After this, for the batsmen of Rajasthan, he has wrist spin bowler Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and Australia’s Chris Lin.
Kolkata: After two-year bans, the return of Rajasthan Royals to the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be on Wednesday (May 23) defeating Kolkata in their own home in the playoffs. Both teams will face face-to-face in the Eliminator match played at Eden Gardens on May 25. The winning team in this Eliminator match will face the qualifying team qualifier-1 in the Qualifier 2. Due to the matches in your home, Kolkata will play on the field as a strong contender for the win, as Rajasthan have stepped into the playoffs, chewing iron chana.
The entry of Rajasthan into the playoff is also a result of the failure of Mumbai and Punjab. On the positive side of England’s wicket-keeper Jos Buttler and his all-rounder Ben Stokes, Rajasthan won the match against ‘Karo or Die’ against Bengaluru and secured a place in the playoffs.
After this, the defeat against Mumbai against Delhi and the win of Punjab on the win of Chennai became a cause for celebration for Rajasthan and they got admission in the playoffs. Kolkata achieved a place in the playoff after winning five wickets in a match against Hyderabad. Captain Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine are one of Kolkata’s main arms. After this, for the batsmen of Rajasthan, he has wrist spin bowler Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and Australia’s Chris Lin.
Karthik has scored 438 runs this season for Kolkata. He made 412 runs in 13 innings, while Kieron Pollard scored 419 runs in 17 innings in 2013.
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Naren fourth has become such a player who has taken 15 wickets in more than 300 runs in an IPL season. Before that, the list includes Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, and Jacques Kallis.
Apart from this, Andre Russell may also be in trouble for rival players. With his batting and bowling, he can make trouble for Rajasthan.
If you look at Rajasthan, then South African wicketkeeper-batsman Henrik Klassen can also play a key role in the team’s victory. Gautam can also accompany him in this.
Two weeks ago, both teams had come face-to-face on this pitch and Kolkata beat Rajasthan by six wickets. The former curator of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ashish Bhomik has been asked to prepare the track for the match.
Kolkata: Dinesh Karthik (Captain-wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubham Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorva Wankhede, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron DelPort, Javon Seiers, Tom Koran and famous Krishna
Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Henrique Klassen, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Joefra Archer, Krishnappa Gautam, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zaheer Khan Patken, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chamira, Anurit Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma and Mahipal Lomarr.